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FUNDS: Prins Foundation Postdoctoral and Early Career Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History offers research fellowships that provide access to the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

While in residence at the Center, fellows participate in a lively academic community, engaging and producing new scholarship in Jewish studies and other fields.

CFP: Dark Tourism Sites related to the Holocaust, the Nazi Past and World War II: Visitation and Practice. Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Wednesday 28 June – Saturday 1 July 2017

“And Along Come Tourists” is the title of a 2007 award-winning German dramatic film which describes the strained encounter between a young German doing community service and a Polish concentration camp survivor under the difficult conditions of mass tourism at the Auschwitz memorial site. For some time, the former sites of the Holocaust, concentration camps as well as memorial sites and museums, which deal with these aspects, have been a destination for tourist travel.

ANN: H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-German: 21 November - 28 November

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 21 November 2016 to 28 November 2016.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



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CFP: GSA 2017 Panel - Strangers in a Familiar Land: German Jewish Émigrés in Allied Military Service

I am seeking co-panelists whose research involves German Jews who fled the Third Reich only to return either as soldiers in Allied militaries or civilians working in the occupation zones.  My contribution concerns Walter Jessel, a German-Jewish émigré who served as an intelligence officer in the U.S.

TOC: German Politics & Society (Volume 34, Issue 3)

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of German Politics and Society has been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue features articles that critically explore the origins and evolution of the Alternative Liste and the economic context of Germany's sanction on Russia in 2014. These articles are followed by a forum section and book reviews.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: www.berghahnjournals.com/gps

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Malte Zierenberg
Reviewer: 
Matthew Berg

Berg on Zierenberg, 'Berlin's Black Market: 1939-1950'


Malte Zierenberg. Berlin's Black Market: 1939-1950. Worlds of Consumption Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Illustrations. 292 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-01774-1.

Reviewed by Matthew Berg (John Carroll University)
Published on H-German (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Andrew Wackerfuss
Reviewer: 
Alex Burkhardt

Burkhardt on Wackerfuss, 'Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement'


Andrew Wackerfuss. Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2015. 352 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-939594-05-1; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-939594-04-4.

Reviewed by Alex Burkhardt (University of St Andrews)
Published on H-German (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Author: 
Bronson Long
Reviewer: 
Julia Wambach

Wambach on Long, 'No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957'


Bronson Long. No Easy Occupation: French Control of the German Saar, 1944-1957. Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 268 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-915-3.

Reviewed by Julia Wambach (University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-German (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Debarati Sanyal
Reviewer: 
Brenda D. Melendy

Melendy on Sanyal, 'Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance'


Debarati Sanyal. Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. viii + 341 pp. $37.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-6548-0; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6547-3.

Reviewed by Brenda D. Melendy (Texas A&M University-Kingsville)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Fields of Resonance: Collapsing Memories of War and Genocide

Author: 
Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shelley Rose

Rose on Diefendorf and Ward, 'Transnationalism and the German City'


Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds. Transnationalism and the German City. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2014. ix + 277 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-39016-5.

Reviewed by Shelley Rose (Cleveland State University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Transnational Meets Local in the German City

Author: 
Dan Stone
Reviewer: 
Michael Westrate

Westrate on Stone, 'Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945'


Dan Stone. Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxvii + 379 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-969771-7.

Reviewed by Michael Westrate (Villanova University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Rise and Fall of the Antifascist Consensus: Stability and Instability in Postwar Europe

Author: 
James Reston
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Reston, 'Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege'


James Reston. Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 272 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-06393-2.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University)
Published on H-German (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The German Hercules in Battle and in Exile

Author: 
Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Bruton

Bruton on Bösch and Hoeres, 'Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart'


Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds. Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Göttingen, Niedersachs: Wallstein, 2013. 343 pp. EUR 29.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-1352-1.

Reviewed by Kathryn Bruton (Mississippi State University)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Public Opinion and the Media in German Foreign Policy

Author: 
Frank Bösch
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Seul

Seul on Bösch, 'Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present'


Frank Bösch. Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present. New York: Berghahn, 2015. 212 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78238-625-4.

Reviewed by Stephanie Seul (Deutsche Presseforschung, University of Bremen, Germany)
Published on H-German (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Media in History: Germany and Beyond

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